WordPress Migration Doesn’t Have to Be so Bad

Guest post by Emily Miller of Pantheon, official sponsor of WordCamp Denver

WordPress is the most popular content management system and powers 28% of the web. What started out as a blogging platform is now the most widely-used CMS on the internet. New users can get started with it easily, and it is also powerful and customizable enough for some of the web’s most complex, large-scale sites.

WordPress is a powerful and flexible CMS, but it needs the right infrastructure to reach its full potential. If you’re experiencing WordPress hosting woes, it may be time to make your move.

Moving to a new WordPress host is not a decision to take lightly. It takes planning and strategy to pull off a migration that results in not just a functional site, but a more performant site on a better WordPress hosting provider.

Our crew at Pantheon has no shortage of experience in WordPress development. We’ve experienced smooth as silk migrations, but have also powered through many a migration nightmare. From non-responsive hosts, to bad or outdated hardware, one thing is certain: we all have horror stories we’d rather not see anyone relive. So we decided to do something about it.

We’ve gathered our collective knowledge to build a comprehensive resource: The Quickstart Guide to WordPress Migration. This guide covers everything you need to know to ensure a successful WordPress migration. We’ve also sourced tips from some of the top experts in the field, such as Mason James and Josh Pollock.

Whether you’re thinking about migrating, ready to start, or picking up the pieces from a disastrous first attempt, we hope this guide can help. And if you have any questions about migrations in general, or how Pantheon can help, be sure to stop by our booth at WordCamp Denver! Or drop us a line.